NFC East strugglers meet in Washington

14 November 2012 12:41:33 EST

The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles meet for the first time this season when the two 3-6 sides do battle at FedEx Field.

The two teams, who will also meet at Lincoln Financial Field in the penultimate week of the season, are a couple of franchises going in different directions with the Eagles on a five-game losing streak and likely to part with head coach Andy Reid at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, there is much optimism in Washington due to the drafting of Robert Griffin III and the emergence of running back Alfred Morris despite their current three-game slide. The Redskins come off their bye week with wide receiver Pierre Garcon upgraded to questionable from doubtful and the Eagles are expected to be without quarterback Michael Vick, possibly for multiple games, after the concussion he suffered against the Dallas Cowboys. Rookie Nick Foles, drafted in the third round out of Arizona, will get the start in Vick's place.

The Redskins are 10/11 to win the division while the Eagles are at 500/1.

Dallas host the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday and could still end up at 10-6 despite their current 4-5 record. A rough early schedule that included the Seahawks in Seattle and games against the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons, all of which the Cowboys lost, is replaced in the second half of the season with two games against the Redskins, home games against the Browns, Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints with only a Week 15 trip to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh looking like a certain defeat.

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